Franklin & Marshall College invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). Reporting to President Barbara K. Altmann, Ph.D., the VPFA is a visible and valued campus leader and team member who will recommend, implement, and evaluate strategies that put College faculty and staff in the best position to accomplish the institutional mission.
The next VPFA will be an outstanding leader with exceptional financial, strategic, operational, and interpersonal capabilities to join the College’s senior leadership team. The VPFA will provide the leadership and strategic vision needed for expert management of the College’s financial resources, and they will supervise the day-to-day budget, finance, investment, business, public safety, auxiliary services, and facilities operations. The successful candidate will be a financial expert, a creative strategist, a collaborative partner, and an open communicator who has successfully created client-centered environments that value operational effectiveness. The chosen candidate will have: a history of accomplishment with financial and administrative systems and operations; proven experience with financial data management and analysis; the ability to develop, refine, and maintain financial systems in a college; the ability to work with faculty and professional staff colleagues on all major issues and to build social capital and common purpose in a diverse community through effective collaboration and information sharing; and proven experience working with a Chief Executive Officer and a Board of Trustees, as well as internal and external organizational constituencies to provide transparent, accurate, and compliant processes.
Founded in 1787, Franklin & Marshall (F&M) is a highly selective private liberal arts college that prizes its diverse and collaborative faculty and student communities centered on small class sizes and faculty-student research. The College’s mission is to help students develop their passion – including their intellectual, creative, and leadership talents – so that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world. The College enrolls roughly 2,000 students from the U.S. and around the world. F&M’s faculty are exceptional teachers and active scholars, offering a curriculum that spans the arts and the sciences. The College’s operating budget for fiscal year 2023 is approximately $120 million, and its pooled endowment is valued at approximately $370 million. Franklin & Marshall is located on 247 beautiful acres in Lancaster, PA, a diverse and progressive metropolitan area of approximately 500,000, with a lively arts culture, historic downtown, and easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington, DC.
Franklin & Marshall is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community, and it promotes the full participation and inclusion of all its members. Grounded in the belief that diversity challenges assumptions, opens minds, and unlocks the collective potential to solve any problem, the VPFA will share the College’s mission to create and sustain a campus community that welcomes, understands, supports, and celebrates diversity of all kinds, including race and ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, regional and national origin, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, different learning styles and abilities, and more.
The starting salary for this position is anticipated to range from $300,000 to $350,000, commensurate with experience. For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:
Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director Carly Rose DiGiovanni, Managing Associate FandMVPFA@storbecksearch.com
Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.
Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Storbeck Search via FandMVPFA@storbecksearch.com
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